Authors: Rafael Z. Frantz
Addresses: Universidade Regional do Noroeste do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Sao Francisco, 501. Ijui, RS 98700-000, Brazil
Abstract: Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) is one of the big challenges for software engineering. According to a recent report published by IBM, for each US dollar spent on developing an application, companies usually spend from 5 up to 20 times more to integrate it. In this paper we propose a Domain Specific Language (DSL) for designing application integration solutions. Contrary to Apache Camel, our DSL proposal allows to design an integration solution visually, by working with building blocks at a higher level of abstraction, to create a reusable, well documented and independent of technology/platform solutions.
Keywords: building blocks; DSL; domain specific language; EAI; enterprise application integration; EIP; enterprise integration patterns; software engineering.
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2008 Vol.33 No.4, pp.257 - 263
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